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Heat the Streets 5K - Run5k

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Detroit, Michigan
United States
15F / -9C
Total Time = 30m 23s
Overall Rank = 95/192
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 12/25
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, had a cup of coffee and a banana. Did some stretching.
Event warmup:

Streched and talked to my friend who was running his first 5k.
  • 30m 23s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 48s  min/mile

Started off at a good pace and my friend was keeping up with me. I had my nike + so I was getting good feedback on my pace. About .5 miles in, my friend wanted to slow down. I decided that I would and run with him but then I was getting passed and of course, I sped up. Zoned out for a minute or two and then realized that I had left him behind. I just kept going. First mile was a little fast @ 9:35 but I always go out too fast because there are lots of people around. Ran the rest of the race at an even pace and felt really good.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster. I cannot be mad since it's the first race where I've run sub-10 miles. I was happy! It means that I am getting comfortable at running faster. Maybe those short, fast little runs are paying off.
Post race
Warm down:

Got some water and stretched. My fiance finally saw me finish a race! He gave me a big hug and kiss after. That rocked.

And some guy was giving out free Caribou coffee. I got me some of that!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold weather. I have a hard time breathing in the cold.

Event comments:

This was a fun race. It's a great fundraiser for the THAW fund. I will be back next year!

Last updated: 2007-01-12 12:00 AM
00:30:23 | 03.1 miles | 09m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/25
Overall: 95/192
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course through downtown Detroit. Lots of turns so it kept the course interesting.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-02-12 8:39 AM

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Detroit, Michigan
Subject: Heat the Streets 5K

2007-02-14 12:20 PM
in reply to: #687531

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Shelby Twp
Subject: RE: Heat the Streets 5K
Nice job!! I wish i could have ran it... but thats ok, plenty more this year!
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